Quote Of The Day: Core Group Humbles Itself To Sell In Brooklyn

A new Brooklyn Heights residential listing with high-end broker Core Group for a $3.3 million townhouse at 161 State Street between Clinton and Court streets offers a real back-handed compliment to the neighborhood. Its descriptor says, “Brooklyn Heights might have the highest concentration of immaculate townhouses in New York City, and it isn’t even in Manhattan. The homes are beautiful and well-preserved, with price tags to match.”

It appears that Core is unaware of Truman Capote’s quote, “I live in Brooklyn by choice.”

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  • AEB

    Nothing I like better than a well-preserved price tag that’s also beautiful….

  • stuart

    how artless.

  • http://selfabsorbedboomer.blogspot.com Claude Scales

    Nobody (in the Yogi Berra sense) lives in Manhattan anymore.

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  • EHinBH

    I dont like that ‘by choice’ line either — and am not happy it appears on those new maps around the hood…

  • SPM

    I agree with EHinBH – it’s such an equivocating quote – couldn’t they get something from Whitman? “I too lived—Brooklyn, of ample hills, was mine”

  • BronxKid

    Well, I do live in Brooklyn by choice. But Mr. Capote made a bee line for the East 40s as soon as he could and was never seen here in the Heights again. So yes, a quote from Whitman would have been better.

  • PromGirl

    Next thing you know, this Core Group will start calling them “Town Homes”
    Tacky tacky, and way behind the times.